Welcome to The Ashburton Trust

About The Trust

The Ashburton Trust operates in the Ashburton district. 

Through our success and profitability, we ensure ongoing benefits for the people of Ashburton by returning a share of our profits to the community through grants to community organisations including support to sports, education, cultural and wellness organisations.

Monthly board meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month (excluding January) in the ALT board room, Level 2, Somerset House at 4.30pm

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About Mid Canterbury

Ashburton is situated at the heart of the district known as Mid Canterbury - a region of sweeping plains, stretching from the magnificent Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean and bordered by spectacular braided rivers and high country lakes. You’ll find classic New Zealand landscapes, traditional rural hospitality and a raft of activities. A region with endless opportunities and full of unexpected discoveries, where virtually any interest can be pursued.

Located in the Heart of Canterbury, within an hour from Christchurch International Airport you can be skiing or snowboarding, white-water rafting, skydiving, enjoying a country golf course, visiting gardens of blazing blooms, uncovering relics of aviation and transport history, hiking or mountain biking nature trails. A cluster of high country lakes lure avid fly fishers, a hot air balloon or heli flight provides a bird’s eye view of a patchwork landscape, a 4WD adventure can take you on a journey into the high country wilderness. Heritage trails, craft markets, art galleries, country festivals, cycle trails and farm tours will fill your time with memorable New Zealand experiences.

For more information on the Mid Canterbury Region please click HERE

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Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 9am to 3pm

Physical Address: 

Level 2, Somerset House, Cnr East & Burnett Streets, Ashburton 7700

Postal Address:   PO Box 217, Ashburton 7740

Phone:   +64 3 307 5911

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